Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Nevada caucuses Saturday,
powering past Barack Obama in a hard-fought race marred by last-minute charges of dirty politics. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney easily won the Republican contest.
The victory marked a second-straight campaign triumph for the former first lady, who gained an upset victory over Obama in last week's New Hampshire primary.
Early returns showed the former first lady gaining roughly half the vote in a three-way Democratic race, with Obama at about 45 percent and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards placing a distant third.
Democratic Caucuses: 1,755 of 1,797 precincts reporting 98%
Republican Caucuses: 1,792 of 1,797 precincts reporting 99%